Marathon man George Boyd was under starters’ orders at the launch of this year’s Jane Tomlinson Pennine Lancashire 10k run.
This year’s charity run, the third time it has taken place in Burnley, is scheduled for Sunday, June 28.
And the Clarets midfielder, who has run further than any Premier League player this season, was the perfect fit to kick-start the 2015 event, which organisers hope will top last year’s bumper 2,500 runners.
George said: “It’s good to get as many people running as possible for what is a very worthwhile event.
“I am sure June 28 will be a great day for everyone involved and I am just happy to play my part in helping to publicise it.”
Vicki Robinson, PR and Marketing Manager for Jane Tomlinson’s Run For All, added: “We have teamed up with Burnley Football Club again and George has been wonderful in helping us out.
“He clocks up the most kilometres on the pitch, so it only seemed right that he helped us launch the event.
“This is just a stroll in park for him”
“It’s the third time we have held this event in Burnley. The first year was better received than we could ever have expected.
“Lots of charities got involved and we had around 1,500 runners. Last year that increased to 2,500, so we are hoping for another big turn out to full Manchester Road.”
This year, Burnley FC in the Community have 30 spaces available for supporters to sign up and take part and run for charity on their behalf.
All money raised will be split 50/50, with half going towards our community efforts to help fund our projects and programmes, and the other 50% will going to small and medium sized charities and not-for-profit organisations in the Burnley, Pendle and Rossendale areas.
To run as part of our team, there’s a £25 registration fee and £200 minimum fundraising amount.
For more details, or to register your interest, email Siobhan at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call our community team on 01282 704 716.
For more information on the Pennie Lancasshire 10k, sponsored by the Asda Foundation, visit: